Lookout in a nutshell
September 02, 2016
Lookout in a nutshell
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Lookout
I use Lookout more on a personal level than a professional one. In all honesty other than malware scanning the backup features that Lookout provides are available for free through various other apps such as Google backup, Google photos, Samsung backup, iCloud etc. This goes the same for a device locator which is available for free from Android device manager and from Samsung and Apple. The great thing this does offer is a unified application for application security, backup, device locator and device remote wipe. For both business and personal use this simplifies your device management with a single login. The great thing is that you can still use other backup and device locator methods as well so you can have a redundant solution in place.
- Device application security
- Simple to use interface both on devices and on the web
- Unified way to manage security, backups, device locator and remote wipe
- Free solution to application secuirty
- The only con I have is that it is a paid solution to something that can be done for free but through multiple apps
- Reduces the amount of time device administrators take to manage devices
- Reduces the amount of staff needed to manage devices
- Reduces the risk of a data leak from un-truseted applicaitons
- Prey and Cerberus
Lookout is probably one of the most well known device security and backup applications since it comes pre-installed from some mobile carriers in the USA. What others may not know is that there are others that do a similar job. Cerberus is a very similar application that for personal use is much cheaper at around $5 for a lifetime license but does not include application scanning. Lookout has either a month to month fee or a yearly fee so it will continue to cost you every year. Prey is another application but it focuses on just device location. The benefit being that not only can you locate mobile devices but you can also locate both Windows, iOS and Linux computers all from a single account. Prey comes in both free for a few devices as well as paid if you need to manage more than 3 devices. Overall if you want application security as well as device location and backup Lookout is your best bet.
This will simplify device management for who ever does device administration. It does not get any easier than having a single login to manage multiple devices. It also allows admins to monitor if there are any un-trusted applications on the device and if any applications pose a data leak risk. For personal use I would only use the free features of Lookout to scan applications for malware and use other free services for backup and device location.
I have never had any issue using the application since the UI and settings are laid out in an easy to follow way.
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Quick to learn
Feel confident using